The new Thermore® Aria is the synthetic alternative to using real down feathers. The Italian word Aria when translated to English means "air". It perfectly describes this new insulation which is 98% air by volume: ultra-light, soft and an efficient high-loft insulator. And most importantly, the Aria product mimics the look of down when quilted with suitable fabrics.*
Thermore Aria down alternative insulationThe new Aria also offers peace of mind- it's hypo-allergenic and does not contain any dangerous chemicals (it's free of PFOS and PFOA). It offers a very safe and humane alternative to using animal products for quilted outerwear.
Furthermore, the Aria may also have the added bonus of being a very cost effective solution. The savings could be relevant as down-proof fabrics are not required and the insulation does not need to be applied with specialized machinery or unique garment construction.
Also, problems related to fiber migration are non-existent due to Thermore's proprietary finishing process-thus preserving the long term quality and appearance of the garment.
When all factors are considered, the potential savings could be as much as 80% when compared to a traditional down filled garment. Aria offers a superb alternative to down in every regard: appearance, health and ethical concerns, cost, availability and overall performance.
*MUST be quilted in a pattern of 5cm or smaller for the 60g and 115g weights, and 10cm or smaller for the 170g weight. The Aria 60g and 115g cannot be used with fabrics >30gsm.